Friday, August 21, 2009

Beautiful

Jason and his dad have been busy this week. Cam loves any project, and we keep a running list for him for when he comes to visit. ; )

Jason surprised me by planting five beautiful crepe myrtles in Reese's honor. They are simply breathtaking and look like they were always meant to be lining our driveway. We can never move, and if we do these tree are going with us!

"...to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified."

Isaiah 61:3

43 comments:

Jill said...

What a special gift. I can't imagine the pain that your family is going through, but I have no doubt looking at those trees in full bloom every season, will remind you of your beautiful beautiful daughter. Continuing to pray for you guys.

Jill (Jenny's friend)

Christa said...

They are beautiful!

Jenna said...

They are just perfect - what a sweet surprise and even more amazing gift. I LOVE crepe myrtles - they are all over the place down here. And I have a feeling when I see them now, my first thought will of a sweet little babe and a sweet little family over in AR.

Continuing to pray for ya'll!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Just precious! {[hugs and prayers your way}} Susie~

Emily said...

Gorgeous. I love the symbolism of planting trees in honor of Reese's life. Although her life was very short, these trees will live on and bloom, and you'll be able to think of her whenever you see them.

Still praying for your sweet family.

run26.2mom said...

An amazing and thoughtful tribute to your gorgeous daughter!
Sometime please look at this blog: www.themacclenahans.blogspot.com
You are both amazing mothers! I do not know either of you except through your words.And you both leave me speechless. Your words are so powerful, genuine and full of love for Jesus before,during and after your journey. Praying for you and your families in the days ahead.

Alex and Jill said...

They are gorgeous!

Brittany said...

What beautiful trees! Everytime you look at them you will be reminded of your sweet girl. What a gift...

Brittany said...

Beautiful trees for such a beautiful little girl! What a special gift!

Courtney said...

Beautiful...

Stephanie said...

How special. Praying for your family!

Kelli said...

So special and a wonderful way to honor Reese's life!!!

Bierman Adventures said...

Such a sweet surprise! They look great. Praying for you!

Mary Ann Miller said...

They are beautiful. That was a sweet thing for him to do. You remain in my prayers.

Mindy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL way to remember your BEAUTIFUL angel! I am praying for you.

Adventures of Laura said...

What a lovely way to honor your sweet Reese. We have a white lily to celebrate our baby in heaven and I just love when it blooms and fills our garden with its fragrance. I know these trees will do the same for you. Praying for you every day...

rm said...

Love them!!! How special! I love that you can see them every time you pull into your driveway! Good job Jason! Love, Rebekah

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Very pretty!

Poirier Family said...

WOW!! They are beautiful. They look perfect along the driveway.

Taylor said...

Those are beautiful and what an amazing reminder of your sweet girl!!

P.S - You guys live right out by my mom and dad! I recognized the landscape!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

They look awesome and are such a sweet reminder of your beautiful daughter! Continuing to lift you all up to the Father...

Leigh Ann said...

Just beautiful, beautiful trees! Katie, I read your post about what you said at Reese's service. Oh, how you inspire me to hide more scripture in my heart. I loved everything you said, and I know the Lord carried you through every word.

Laurie said...

What a wonderful idea. They are beautiful.

Fabiola said...

Just beautiful... I am speechless.

Fabiola

Paige said...

Katie,
Thank you for posting the eulogy. I have been praying for you constantly. I just weep everytime I think of the pain that you are going through. You are such a true testimony of the hope that we have in Christ. I know that your precious little girl is being taken care of by the best angels up there. I think the trees are beautiful. I keep checking your blog every few days for updates. Becca , Meredith, and I are standing in the gap for you.
Paige

Eric and Leslie Warford said...

Beautiful indeed! Way to go Jason!
So thoughtful & perfect!!!

Suzanne said...

Love the trees! Beautiful! My friend had a miscarriage over a year ago and when they moved to their new house they planted a tree in the baby's honor. They call her their "glory baby." Hope all is well with your family and know that you are thought about and loved!
Suzanne

Buffy said...

Just beautiful! What a great way to remember your daughter. Thinking of you in KY

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Our wild zoo! said...

Beautiful trees, incredible posts. You are such a light. I'm amazed at your strength and your perspective. I feel like God shows so big in your life and it's awesome! Still praying for you and your precious family.

Angie said...

What a beautiful gift!

Jorden and Kristin said...

that is gorgeous! every day you'll have something beautiful to remind you of the beautiful girl you had!

Sarah Fries said...

How special! They are just beautiful. We still think and pray for y'all a million times a day. Y'all are amazing.

lisa king said...

a beautiful gift for a beautiful woman in honor of a beautiful baby!!!
I only met you once at Mops, but you are in my prayers daily.

Deciduous Heather said...

Hi,
I read about your loss thru Kelly's Korner. I am so sorry. Reese was a beautiful little girl, and I love her name. Your husband was so sweet to plant the trees. Priceless. I will be thinking of you and your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers.
<3 A stranger from NC,
Heather

Nikki said...

They are beautiful!

Annie said...

Katie-

You are amazing. You are beautiful inside and out. The love of Christ shines through you like nothing I have ever seen. I have met you through MOPS a couple of times and just now came across your blog. You, your husband, and your son are in my prayers. What a beautiful baby Reese is. Your strength is inspiring and makes my heart melt.

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a wonderful idea!!! They are beautiful!! Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I read your posts and tears just stream down. She was such a doll and is even more radient in heaven.

Alison said...

They look GREAT...LOVE IT!

Lauren Kelly said...

Those trees are beautiful, and know crepe myrtles now will forever hold a special place in your heart! Praying for ya'll!!

Reed said...

Katie,
They are beautiful!! What an awesome way to remember sweet baby Reese. Cody and I continue to pray for you and your family daily.
Love,
Joni, Cody, and Reed

Jeanie said...

I heard of your horrible loss through Kelly's Korner and have been so sad that you had to suffer so. The one thing that I know from walking with God is that we will just never figure Him out. Why He allows different things to happen is just beyond my comprehension but you have been a very strong testimony pointing to the fact that His ways are always right.
Your crepe myrtles are lovely. I have one on the side of my house that I can see from my upstairs bedroom window and it never ceases to bring me pleasure. It's such a true explosion of color when they bloom. I'm in Kansas and mine almost always blooms in early August so perhaps your plants will always bloom right around Reece's birthday in celebration of her precious life and rejoicing of her arrival in glory.
Your sweet family is in my prayers.
http://mageditor.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Somehow, I landed on your blog tonight. My name is Jill (doinlifetogether.blogspot.com) and I wanted to stop and leave a comment.

My tears are flowing. Thank you for reminding me in your hardship of how GREAT God is. He is the I AM. Your words have touch someone tonight who you don't even know in ways I can't explain. May God comfort you every minute of every day until you get to hold your Reese again.

God Bless - Jill

 
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